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Yorkshire bus company announces charity partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research

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Emma Jacob


Yorkshire Cancer Research has been named as the charity partner of Transdev bus company ahead of an exciting year of fundraising.

The partnership will help raise awareness of the world-leading research and services funded by the charity to help prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer in Yorkshire.

The transport company, which has bus routes across the region, celebrated the launch of the partnership with a visit to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre in Harrogate.

A Transdev bus and staff visiting the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre

Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We’re so grateful to have been chosen by Transdev as their charity partner for the coming year. The partnership kicked off with a visit from a Transdev bus and we’re looking forward to many more opportunities to bring the two organisations together to raise awareness of cancer research in Yorkshire.

“The partnership will help raise awareness of cancer signs and symptoms, both within the Transdev team and those using their buses across Yorkshire. Not only this, but funds raised will help Yorkshire Cancer Research continue to fund vital cancer research and services.”

Transdev will show support for world-leading cancer research with a range of activities across coming next year, including bespoke training for their more than 1000 employees on the signs and symptoms of the most common cancers, collections at local bus stations and getting involved in Yorkshire Day celebrations.

The company will also be adding the charity’s branding to a new bus to help raise awareness of the charity.

We are so pleased to be working with Yorkshire Cancer Research to help to promote the work they do to our colleagues and customers. Their efforts are so important to many of us and our aim is to raise awareness of cancer signs and symptoms. We are looking forward to the opportunities which will come from this new partnership.”

Managing Director of Transdev

The launch celebrations were also attended by Sarah Stevenson, who started driving for Transdev after recovering from breast cancer.

Sarah said: “I am so pleased that Transdev have chosen Yorkshire Cancer Research as their charity partner, and I was really happy to have been a part of the launch.

“In June 2021 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy to treat the cancer, and I now take medication to help prevent the cancer coming back.

“When I felt that I was ready to start working again, I didn’t want to be in a job where I was on my feet all day, and I saw a trainee bus driver job advertised. Fast forward to now, I’m a qualified bus driver, I absolutely love my job, I’m almost three years clear of cancer and feel that I’m living my best life.”